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  • It amounts to a sad, although necessary, exercise in stable-door slamming.

    Tiger Will be Savage

  • Yeo, his back against the stable-door, was holding his own manfully with sword and buckler against a dozen men.

    Westward Ho!

  • Unable to remain in this lonely room any longer, or to wait for the meal which was in course of preparation, he made himself ready for riding, descended to the yard, stood by the stable-door while

    The Woodlanders

  • The stable-door was open; a light shone from it — from the lantern which always hung there, and which Philip had lighted, as he said.

    Wessex Tales

  • Isidor watched the stable-door constantly, and had the horses saddled, to be ready for the start.

    Vanity Fair

  • I knew very well what his “warning” meant, — lockin the stable-door but stealin the hoss fust.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • Bagshot, and sitting on the same evening at the stable-door at

    The Duke's Children

  • And then not in the stable, but lying under the little dung-heap away from the stable-door, there was found a small piece of broken iron bar, about a foot long, which might have answered for a hammer, — a rusty bit of iron; and amidst the rust of this there was found such traces as might have been left had it been used in striking such a nail.

    The Duke's Children

  • If I were to whistle, by-and-by, in the tone that tells my danger, she would break this stable-door down, and rush into the room to me.

    Lorna Doone

  • “This is steeking the stable-door when the steed is stolen,” thought Richie to himself; “but I must put him on another pin.”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

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